I played golf on and off for around fifty years. Due to a hand problem, I had to give up golf and discovered fishing. As one door closed another door opened, such is life. I love the great outdoors and fishing, it gives me a great reason to avoid work and indulge my passion for idleness. Fishing has given me a new challenge, I have started this humble blog as a diary of my fishing trips, items of interest and a place of sanctuary.
Down to the South Coast for a couple of days, no fishing, far too cold for me, but I found a wonderful book in one of my favourite old book shops, The Fisherman's Companion by John Buckland. This book was published in 1990 and is truly a joy to behold. Although a book on fly fishing through the ages, I am sure almost every fisherman will find pleasure in reading this book.
As a point of record, the largest salmon ever caught in the United Kingdom, was caught by Miss Georgina W Ballantine on the River Tay, Glendelvine, in Perthshire Scotland, on the 7 October 1922. The fish weighed 64 lb. This record has stood for over 93 years and in my opinion will never be equalled, let alone bettered.